Higher Degree Research Administrator

Randwick, Australia
11 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW Medicine is a national leader in learning, teaching and research, with close affiliations to a number of Australia’s finest hospitals, research institutes and health care organisations.  With a strong presence at UNSW Kensington campus, the faculty have staff, students and research candidates in teaching hospitals in Sydney as well as regional and rural areas of NSW including Albury/Wodonga, Wagga Wagga, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie. 

The Research Support team is responsible for providing operational and administrative support to various stakeholders and works closely with Postgraduate Coordinators and Administrators within UNSW Medicine, School, Centres and Institutes, along with teh University's Graduate Research School.

About the role

  •  $65,506 - $69,101K plus 17% superannuation and leave loading 
  •  Continuing
  •  Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Research Support Team within UNSW Medicine is currently seeking an enthuastic and capable individual to join the team as a Higher Degree Research (HDR) Assistant. In this role, you would be required to provide effective and efficient administrative support to the HDR Officer, and to continuously improve the experience of research candidates within the Faculty.

The HDR Assistant will be responsible for a variety of duties, including administrative processes related to admission and scholarship ranking, committee support, event coordination, responding to general enquiries and other administrative tasks. The HDR Administrator liaises with various stakeholders and works closely with the Postgraduate Coordinators and Postgraduate Administrators in the Faculty's Schools, Centres and Institutes along with staff at the Graduate Research School.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Good interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills including ability to communicate with diverse internal and external stakeholders across all levels;
  • Excellent organisational skills, including proven ability to manage priorities, multiple tasks and meet deadlines with minimal supervision; and
  • A relevant Diploma qualifications or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of education, training and/or experience.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Dr Brett Szmajda

E: b.szmajda@unsw.edu.au

T: +61 2 9385 1085

Applications close: Sunday, 25 February 2018

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